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Diamond Pipeline Donates $1 Million to First Responders Featured

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HOUSTON. [February 1, 2018]– Diamond Pipeline LLC, a joint venture between Plains All American Pipeline and Valero, donated $1 million to 130 first responder organizations in 2017, supplementing the training and equipment resources of fire, police and EMS responders along the pipeline route.

 

“We understand the critical role first responders serve in supporting U.S. infrastructure like the Diamond Pipeline,” said Brandon Smith of Plains All American. “With the Diamond Pipeline First Responder Grant Program, responders received additional training and equipment to respond safely to the hazards they may encounter in the service of their community.”

 

The average grant value was between $7,000-$10,000, and, in some cases, represent as much as 100 percent of the receiving departments’ annual budgets. All qualifying organizations that applied received financial or in-kind assistance.

 

“As a volunteer fire department it can be hard for us to get funding for new equipment,” said Kevin Hoffman, chief, Latham - Dog Creek Fire Department in LeFlore County, Oklahoma. “The Diamond first responder grant allowed us to purchase new breathing equipment for our firefighters in the event of an emergency.”

 

“Our priority is keeping our community safe,” said Dale Seiter, president, White Bluff-Rye Hill Volunteer Fire Department in Sebastian County, Arkansas. “The Diamond Pipeline First Responder Grant allows us to purchase much-needed equipment that will help our firefighters achieve that goal.”

 

The Diamond Pipeline commenced operations in December 2017 and now delivers crude oil from the Cushing, Okla. storage complex to the Valero Memphis Refinery, which produces gasoline, diesel and jet fuel for residents in Arkansas and several other states in the region.

 

Spanning 22 counties in three states, more than 2,200 individuals helped construct the Diamond Pipeline. The Diamond Pipeline now employs approximately 15 full-time employees.

 

The Diamond Pipeline has officially finished construction in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

 

Over the course of the year, the pipeline has donated $1 Million to first responders across Oklahoma and Arkansas.

 

Recipients are: 

 

   Cleburne County Sheriff – Cleburne County, AR

   Cove Creek Pearson Fire Department – Cleburne County, AR

   Pine Snag Lobo Fire Association – Cleburne County, AR

   Conway Fire Department District 4 – Conway County, AR

   Crawford County Department of Emerg. Management – Crawford County, AR

   Bristow Fire Department – Creek County, OK

   Creek County EM – Creek County, OK

   Creek County Sheriff – Creek County, OK

   Drumright Police Department – Creek County, OK

   Drumright Fire Department – Creek County, OK

   Kellyville (Volunteer) Fire Department – Creek County, OK

   Kiefer Police Department – Creek County, OK

   Olive Volunteer Fire Department – Creek County, OK

   Sapulpa Police Department – Creek County, OK

   Stroud Fire Department – Creek County, OK

   Stroud Police Department – Creek County, OK

   Crawfordsville Fire Department – Crittenden County, AR

   Crittenden Co. Sheriff – Crittenden County, AR

   Earle Fire Department – Crittenden County, AR

   Heafer Fire Department – Crittenden County, AR

   Marion Fire Department – Crittenden County, AR

   Marion Police Department – Crittenden County, AR

   Webber Falls Volunteer Fire Department –Crittenden County, AR

   West Memphis Fire Department – Crittenden County, AR

   Cross County Sheriff Office – Cross County, AR

   Wynne Fire Department – Cross County, AR

   Altus Rural Fire Department – Franklin County, AR

   Branch Rural Fire and Rescue Grant – Franklin County, AR

   City of Ozark Fire Department – Franklin County, AR

   Ozark Police Department – Franklin County, AR

   South Ozark Webb Fire Dept. – Franklin County, AR

   Watalula Volunteer Fire Department – Franklin County, AR

   Haskell County Sheriff’s Department Grant – Haskell County, OK

   Keota Volunteer Fire Fighter Association – Haskell County, OK

   McCurtain Fire Rescue – Haskell County, OK

   Southside Volunteer Fire Department – Haskell County, OK

   Coal Hill Volunteer Fire Department – Johnson County, AR

   Johnson County Rural Fire District – 1 – Johnson County, AR

   Johnson County Rural Fire District – 2 – Johnson County, AR

   Johnson County Rural Fire District – 3 – Johnson County, AR

   Johnson County Rural Fire District – 6 – Johnson County, AR

   Johnson County Rural Fire District – 9 – Johnson County, AR

   Lamar Volunteer FD – Johnson County, AR

   Bokoshe Police Department – LeFlore County, OK

   Bokoshe Volunteer FD – LeFlore County, OK

   LeFlore County Emergency Management – Le Flore County, OK

   LeFlore County EMS – Le Flore County, OK

   LeFlore Medical Reserve Corps – Le Flore County, OK

   LeFlore Sheriff Office – LeFlore County, OK

   Pocola Emergency Management – Le Flore County, OK

   Pocola Police Department – LeFlore County, OK

   Pocola Volunteer Fire Department – LeFlore County, OK

   Williams Fire Association/Hogeye Fire Department – Le Flore County, AR

   Wister Fire Department Le Flore County, OK

   Sac and Fox Nation – Lincoln County, OK

   Booneville Rural Vol. Fire Association – Logan County, AR

   Logan County EMS – Logan County, AR

   Logan County Sheriff – Logan County, AR

   Oak Bend Fire Department – Logan County, AR

   Ratcliff Rural Volunteer Fire Department – Logan County, AR

   Roseville/Gray Rock Volunteer Fire Department – Logan County, AR

   Hitchita Area Fire Protection Assoc. – McIntosh County, OK

   Keefeton Volunteer Fire Department – Muskogee County, OK

   Muskogee County Emergency Management – Muskogee County, OK

   Muskogee Sheriff Department – Muskogee County, OK

   Nuyaka Volunteer Fire Department – Okmulgee County, OK

   Okmulgee County EMS – Okmulgee County, OK

   Okmulgee Fire Department – Okmulgee County, OK

   Cushing Police Department – Payne County, OK

   Atkins Fire Department – Pope County, AR

   Crow Mountain Fire Protection District – Pope County, AR

   Dover City Volunteer Fire Department – Pope County, AR

   Dover Rural Volunteer Fire Department – Pope County, AR

   Hector Rural VFD – Pope County, AR

   Martin Township Rural Volunteer Fire Department – Pope County, AR

   Moreland Rural Volunteer FD – Pope County, AR

   Pea Ridge Fire Department – Pope County, AR

   Des Arc Fire Department – Prairie County, AR

   Greenwood Rural Fire Department – Sebastian County, AR

   EMP Rural Fire Department – Sebastian County, AR

   Sebastian County EMS – Sebastian County, AR

   Prairie County Office of Emergency Management – Prairie County, AR

   Hartford Volunteer FD – Sebastian County, AR

   Huntington VFD – Sebastian County, AR

   Midland Rural Volunteer Fire Department – Sebastian County, AR

   White Buff-Rye Hill Volunteer FD – Sebastian County, AR

   Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department – St. Francis County, AR

   Colt Volunteer Fire Department – St. Francis County, AR

   Forrest City Fire Department – St. Francis County, AR

   Newcastle Rural Volunteer Fire Department – St. Francis County, AR

   Palestine Police Department – St. Francis County, AR

   Palestine Volunteer Fire Department – St. Francis County, AR

   St. Francis County EM Agency – St Francis County, AR

   St. Francis County Sheriff Department – St. Francis County, AR

   Wheatley Marshal – St. Francis County, AR

   Wheatley Volunteer Fire Department – St. Francis County, AR

   Antioch Volunteer Fire Department – White County, AR

   Beebe Fire and Rescue – White County, AR

   Floyd/Romance Volunteer Fire Department – White County, AR

   Higginson Volunteer Fire Department – White County, AR

   Letona Volunteer Fire Department – White County, AR

   North White County Rural Fire and Improvement Association – White County, AR

   Northside Fire Department – White County, AR

   Searcy Fire Department – White County, AR

   Searcy Police Department – White County, AR

   Southeast White Co Fire Department – White County, AR

   West Point VFD – White County, AR

   Augusta Fire Department – Woodruff County, AR

   Cotton Plant Fire Department – Woodruff County, AR

   Hunter Volunteer Fire Department – Woodruff County, AR

   McCrory VFD – Woodruff County, AR

   Patterson Volunteer Fire Department – Woodruff County, AR

   Bee Branch Fire Department – Van Buren County, AR

   Van Buren County Sheriff – Van Buren County, AR

 

 

About Diamond Pipeline LLC

Diamond Pipeline LLC is a joint venture between Houston, Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline and San Antonio, Texas-based Valero. The Diamond Pipeline consists of approximately 440 miles of 20-inch pipeline capable of transporting up to 200,000 barrels per day of domestic crude oil from Cushing, Okla. to Memphis, Tenn. The pipeline is expected to provide approximately $11 million per year in local tax revenue along the pipeline route. During construction, the Diamond project created more than 2,200 contract construction positions across Oklahoma and Arkansas and created approximately 15 permanent jobs along the pipeline route. More information is available at www.diamondpipelinellc.com

 

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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